My theme for the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge this year was careers and occupations. I had all my posts written and scheduled before the end of March as I was going away for at Easter and the challenge began on Easter Sunday. Because of this I missed adding my early posts to the daily lists, but I don’t think that affected the number of views. I had linked up with a few participants on Twitter using the Master list, which I found helpful. There were not as many signed up this year as in the last few years. I wonder whether that is partly due to blogging being less popular generally.
I had time to visit quite a few blogs. The list below is not complete, but these were the ones I found the most interesting. Because I missed the beginning of the challenge, there are others, I’d have liked to keep up with, which I have yet to visit. One is a haiku puzzle, another is French phrases. I haven’t caught up with Hilary’s blog about Canada either. It is harder work to read about unfamiliar places, than about those nearer home. http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/theme-reveal-aspects-of-british-girl-in.html
http://dustingthesoul.com/ A to Z about Lewis Carroll’s books Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (favourites of mine)
http://mainelywrite.blogspot.co.uk/ poems inspired by Maine vanity plates (car registration plates) by Donna JT Smith
http://quagmire53.blogspot.co.uk/ April Hoeller with lots of lovely photos.
https://scr4pl80.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/ Janet’s smiles – a blog I discovered after the Q post invited us to share our links. I commented that mine ‘might put a smile on your face’ and Janet visited. Like me she enjoys craft and her posts are about a large shop crafters would enjoy.
https://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/ a veteran A to Zer, who chose British rivers this time.
http://artistpath.wordpress.com/ two words and a poem by Sue Viseth
https://lynnelives.wordpress.com/ sketching Peterborough Cathedral. I have followed Lynne through earlier A to Zs.
https://tossingitout.blogspot.com/ The blog of the A to Z founder, Arlee Bird. This time about decluttering or not!
https://auntyamo.com/ A member of the Association of Christian Writers looking at Christian fiction. Although she hasn’t had time to complete every letter, her blog is still worth visiting.
https://theartistsdate.blogspot.co.uk/ A to U of Art Journalling by Zannie
https://lapidaryprose.wordpress.com/ Women writers (some better known than others)
http://jemimapett.com/blog/ inspiration for her writing
http://www.su-sieeemac.com/ commented on my blog towards the end of the challenge. Her theme is similar to mine, but her context is different.
https://evelyneholingue.com/ French phrases
https://wordwacker.wordpress.com/ Haiku puzzles
Thanks once again to Arlee Bird for inventing this challenge and finding the time to visit and comment, also to Damyanti Biswas and others for their encouragement on G+ and J Lenni Dorner for retweets. http://www.damyantiwrites.com/ http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/ and to John Horton for the WordPress simulcast and ironing out technical problems with that and Facebook. https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/ and to Jeremy for the badges http://www.beingretro.com/
Thanks also to the A to Zers and other blogging friends, who visited Sue’s Trifles and liked, rated or commented on posts.
Also to those, who linked to this blog or a specific post including https://nikisthoughts.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/meet-greet-a-z-challenge-edition-2/ and http://mrsdashsayss.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/tontwi-to-z-survivor.html
One disappointment was that no clicks to Bible Gateway were recorded in my WordPress stats.